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Sandeep Bajaj: Intracardiac catheter. Whitham & Marhoefer, October 1, 1991: US05053008 (574 worldwide citation)

A multisheathed catheter (12) includes an umbrella (18) positioned on its exterior sheath (16). In use, the umbrella (18) should be positioned within the pulmonary artery. The umbrella (18) has a meshwork (22) through which blood and plasma pass freely therethrough, but which is capable of catching ...


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Keith Bernstein, John A Stephens: Hypermedia link marker abstract and search services. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, March 22, 1994: US05297249 (426 worldwide citation)

A set of hypermedia linking services enable client applications to incorporate hypermedia capabilities in an open system architecture. The users are provided with a consistent hypermedia interface completely managed by the hypermedia services and not by the client application itself. The graphical u ...


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Keith Bernstein, John A Stephens: Application independent (open) hypermedia enablement services. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, April 20, 1993: US05204947 (402 worldwide citation)

A set of hypermedia linking services enable client applications to incorporate hypermedia capabilities in an open system architecture. The users are provided with a consistent hypermedia interface completely managed by the hypermedia services and not by the client application itself. The graphical u ...


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Pieter J Kerstens, Jon R Mandeville, Frederick Y Wu: Tandem linear scanning confocal imaging system with focal volumes at different heights. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, September 28, 1993: US05248876 (251 worldwide citation)

A confocal imaging system utilizes an opaque mask with a slit and a row of pinpoint sensors or utilizes an opaque mask with a skewed pattern of pinholes and an array of isolated pinpoint sensors in a matching pattern in order to obtain sufficient data to provide a complete image for imaging and/or i ...


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James S Burns, Daniel R Marshak: Inhalation device with a dose-timer, an actuator mechanism, and patient compliance monitoring means. Armstrong Pharmaceuticals, Whitham & Marhoefer, February 8, 1994: US05284133 (223 worldwide citation)

An inhalation device is provided with a mechanism to assure patient compliance with a drug dosage regimen. The control mechanism includes a controller (24), a timer (26), an actuator (28) and a signalling device (30). The controller (24) is programmed or preset with a time and dosage schedule for th ...


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Donavon W Johnson, Amal A Shaheen Gouda, Todd A Smith: Distributed file access structure lock. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, December 29, 1992: US05175852 (223 worldwide citation)

A distributed file management system (DFS) with a plurality of nodes and a plurality of files is disclosed. The DFS uses the UNIX operating system tree structure employing inodes (data structures containing the administrative information of each file) to manage the local files and surrogate inodes ( ...


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Ivan R Eisen, Ruth A Morris: Method for automatically adjusting help information displayed in an online interactive system. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, October 16, 1990: US04964077 (203 worldwide citation)

An improvement is disclosed to the conventional field related help/dialog facility in an interactive data entry data processing system. The improvement comprises a technique for tracking the number of times a user has invoked a help/dialog function, comparing that number to a threshold value and the ...


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George L Bevins Jr: Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters. Comband Technologies, Whitham & Marhoefer, March 3, 1992: US05093921 (191 worldwide citation)

A CATV/MDS set top converter installation process is performed at the installation site without access to any internal components of the converter. The process is performed in two stages. In the first stage, the converter is pre-programmed with a first set of proprietary data by the installer using ...


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Linda L Kerr: Procedure for automatically customizing the user interface of application programs. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, May 19, 1992: US05115501 (152 worldwide citation)

An application program automatically creates and presents a customized user interface. This is done by determining a set of operations which is appropriate for the current user based on various relevant characteristics of the user. The application program presents only the specified operations in th ...


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Brent C Beardsley, Michael D Canon, Malcolm C Easton, Michael H Hartung, John H Howard, Robert H Vosacek: Fast write operations. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham & Marhoefer, April 10, 1990: US04916605 (151 worldwide citation)

A technique is described for performing a fast write operation. A host write request, which would normally be serviced by an immediate physical write to a data storage device, is instead written to cache and nonvolatile storage in the data storage device controller. Then, the controller signals the ...



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